The next Space Academy – an intensive two-day event designed to help space-tech companies scale up – will be held on 9th-11th December 2020 in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with the “Primavera dell’innovazione” organised by Consorzio Hypatia, Fondazione E. Amaldi with the endorsement of Agenzia Spaziale Italiana.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Space Academy Rome was postponed from March 2020 to 9-11 December 2020. Now, 10 additional slots are available for space-tech entrepreneurs to rocket to success!

10 selected companies will be entitled to receive for free:


  • 4 In-depth report studies of your company and its proposed service/product focusing on aspects such as the business model design, intellectual property rights, access to finance and human resources;
  • 6 one-to-one meetings with international experts;
  • A pitching slot at the event Primavera dell’innovazione;
  • A lump sum for travel support.

  • How to craft a killer pitch – What makes a business pitch effective?
  • Space funding gateway: how to navigate the maze of public financing for space-tech companies
  • Living with a business angel: what a relationship between investors and entrepreneurs looks like
  • How to take advantage of crowdfunding to boost your business
  • How technology transfer and intellectual property rights can foster your company

About SpaceUp

SpaceUp is a project financed by the EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). The overall objective of SpaceUp is to contribute at a European level to the safeguarding and further development of a competitive and entrepreneurial space industry. Throughout the project lifetime six Space Academies will take place in various locations in Europe, networking new space tech entrepreneurs with potential partners in Finance, Business, Space Clusters and Science Parks, plunging Start-ups into a genuinely European Space ecosystem.